The Sandlot 2 was released in 2005 and is a sequel to the much beloved movie The Sandlot (1993). It was released directly to video and on DVD without any showings in theaters. The sequel begins 12 years after the original movie now set in 1972 with a new group of kids settling into the sandlot to play baseball and test the myth of the old man who lives behind the fence with a supposedly terrifying dog.
In the movie there is a new group of children who have begun to play baseball in the familiar sandlot. This time girls have been allowed to play with the boys in a begrudging compromise though the rivalry changes to friendship over time. The movie continues the same baseball story line until the character of Mac hits the baseball over the fence with his new aluminum bat. Everyone goes to fetch the ball through a hole in the fence until Johnnie stops them and tells them the story of the "Great Fear" which suggests that a large beastly dog lives on the other side and has eaten a boy who crossed the fence years before.
Eventually after a misfire of a toy rocket of the future space shuttle in NASA's space program lands on the other side of the fence. The children are forced to go get the rocket and meet Mr. Mertle who owns the property where the "Great Fear" resides. The rocket is retrieved after some struggle and ends with the dog named Goliath who was the supposed "Great Fear" be affectionate to the kids. Mr. Mertle tells them the story of the earlier children, the same ones featured in the original movie, The Sandlot. He decides not to build a new fence and the movie ends with the telling of all the children's eventual lives as adults.
The Sandlot 2 is a family movie rated PG and features Max Lloyd-Jones as David Durango, James Wilson as Johnnie Smalls, Samantha Burton as Hayley Goodfairer, and James Earl Jones as Mr. Mertle.